In Colombia, from the second half of the nineteenth century, two political parties; The traditional liberal and conservative ¸ fought a series of civil wars for almost one hundred years of ... See full summary »
Victor Hugo Morant
13-year-old Monica leads a street life, making her living by selling flowers to couples in local nightspots, she is joined by 10-year-old Andrea who runs out of her house after her mother ... See full summary »
At the impressionable age of 16, young Mateo faces a dilemma about the direction his life will take when his corrupt uncle asks him to infiltrate a local Barrancabermeja theatre group to uncover its members' political activities.
A body is discovered impaled on a stake near a scenic lake near Bogota. A journalist try to find what happened. With a friend, they set about to find the cause of the crime and uncover an ... See full summary »
Daniel Giménez Cacho,
A lot of people live in an ocupated house; after many years of quiet living, the owner of the house wants them out. They try whatever they can to avoid being put out, without sucess. But ... See full summary »
Manuel, 9, has an old ball with which he plays football every day in the countryside. He dreams of becoming a great goalkeeper. His wishes seem set to come true when Ernest, his father, ... See full summary »
Rodrigo and his friends are bored teenagers living in Medellin. Rodrigo wants to start a punk band. The youths mainly loaf around the hillside shanty towns and, for kicks, steal a bike or car, or shoot someone.
Carlos Mario Restrepo,
Jackson Idrian Gallego
Medellín, 1989. Antonio brings Rosario to the hospital; she's shot, bleeding badly. Flashbacks, mixed with Antonio's wait at the hospital during her surgery, tell the story: Antonio and ... See full summary »
Based on a true story, a group of 147 overworked and underpaid Colombian soldiers find the treasure they didn't seek; $46 million. The film is a surreal black comedy and follows 4 of the ... See full summary »
Juan Sebastián Aragón,
Manuel José Chaves
I didn't come in with much expectations for this film. A good piece of colombian cinema is hard to find, since most films are about violence and drugs, or are very stupid comedies about the peculiar characteristics of being colombian. The movie is about the supposed killer of Jorge Eliecer Gaitán, a very important public figure and electoral favorite in the 1940's Bogotá. His kill unleashed the Bogotazo, a historical event where the city was almost destroyed. But the movie is not a historical movie. There is almost no politics or stuff surrounding Gaitán.
Probably the best things about the movie are the main actor (unknown Mauricio Puente) and the setting. The effort to put a credible Bogotá in the 1940's is big and successful. The photography is very good. The story is well managed and well paced.
It's not brilliant cinema. But it's a good movie. If you're colombian, and believe most colombian films are pure crap, watch this. If you are not colombian but are somehow interested in knowing colombian cinema, watch this (along with other good movies as La estrategia del caracol, Rodrigo D, Sofía y el terco).
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